It was a cult film that is still one of the best comedies of the past few decades. It's crazy to think that The Big Lebowski was released 20 years ago. However, it's been that long and The Today Show got John Goodman, Jeff Bridges and Steve Buscemi together to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the Coen brothers' movie.
During the interview, Goodman said that he thought the script was :laugh-out loud funny" when he first read it. However, it seems like Buscemi was a little torn about his character. He said, “I loved it, I thought it was wild and weird and funny, but i have to say, when I was reading the part of Donny, I kind of didn’t get it. I felt bad for the guy. I felt sad, like why does Walter bully him all the time? But then my favorite scene is when you’re throwing the ashes.”
While Today couldn't sit down with the fellas for hours on end, it seems like they could sit in the diner for hours afterwards. Today interviewers Harry Smith told his colleagues, “When we finished, it felt like we could have gone on forever. Well, they did go on forever. They sat in a banquette and ate dinner, and I think they probably closed the place. They really loved the experience they shared.”
Watch the full segment here:
#TheBigLebowski hit theaters 20 years ago, and our @HarrySmith had the chance to sit down with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi in Los Angeles, where they picked up like no time had passed at all.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 18, 2018
Bridges also shared some of his personal “Lebowski” photos with us! pic.twitter.com/OtxFDoFcS4